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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... none.  BB To Wives, p.107  
Asked why they commenced to drink again, they would reply with some silly excuse, or none.


2.
View STEP TEN essay   ... none.  12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
We can show kindness where we had shown none.


3.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... none at all.  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
There had been no more power in him than there was in me at that minute; and this was none at all.


4.
View STEP ONE essay   ... none at all.  12&12 Step One, p.21  
Of real happiness he will find none at all.


5.
View STEP TWO essay   ... none at all.  12&12 Step Two, p.31  
We prayed for healthy children, and were presented with sick ones, or none at all.


6.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... none at all.  12&12 Step Four, p.47  
We had to drink because at home we were smothered with love or got none at all.


7.
View STEP TWO essay   ... none but a Higher Power can remove ...  12&12 Step Two, p.25  
Having reduced us to a state of absolute helplessness, you now declare that none but a Higher Power can remove our obsession.


8.
View STEP ONE essay   ... none but the most desperate cases could ...  12&12 Step One, p.22  
In A.A.'s pioneering time, none but the most desperate cases could swallow and digest this unpalatable truth.


9.
View STEP TWO essay   ... none came.  12&12 Step Two, p.31  
We prayed for promotions at business, and none came.


10.
View TRADITION ONE essay   None might become selfish of water or ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.131  
None might become selfish of water or bread.


11.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... none nearby, you will be invited to ...  BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
If there is none nearby, you will be invited to carry on a correspondence which will do much to insure your sobriety no matter how isolated you are.


12.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... none of its members in a position ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
XII. The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government, and that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.


13.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... none of the alcoholics we boarded seemed ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
Although none of the alcoholics we boarded seemed to get sober, some others had.


14.
View STEP TEN essay   ... none of them gave us trouble; and ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
Most of us must admit that we have loved but a few; that we have been quite indifferent to the many so long as none of them gave us trouble; and as for the remainder -- well, we have really disliked or hated them.


15.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... none of them really makes sense in ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
Sometimes these excuses have a certain plausibility, but none of them really makes sense in the light of the havoc an alcoholic's drinking bout creates.


16.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... none of these principles had the force ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
Though none of these principles had the force of rules or laws, they had become so widely accepted by 1950 that they were confirmed by our first International Conference held at Cleveland.


17.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... none of us liked the self-searching, the ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
Almost none of us liked the self-searching, the leveling of our pride, the confession of shortcomings which the process requires for its successful consummation.


18.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   None of us makes a sole vocation ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
None of us makes a sole vocation of this work, nor do we think its effectiveness would be increased if we did.


19.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... none of what I later came to ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
Without this proof the expectant purchaser would be forced to depart empty handed with none of what I later came to believe was the great panacea for all human ills.


20.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... none too promising.  BB A Vision For You, p.156  
Here was a prospect all right but, by the description, none too promising.


21.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... none which more jealously guards the individual's ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
We believe there isn't a fellowship on earth which lavishes more devoted care upon its individual members; surely there is none which more jealously guards the individual's right to think, talk, and act as he wishes.


22.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... none who wish to recover.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
Hence we may refuse none who wish to recover.


23.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... none who wish to recover.  12&12 Tradition Three (Long), p.189  
Hence we may refuse none who wish to recover.


24.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... none will really want to stop, and ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
We doubt if many of them can do it, because none will really want to stop, and hardly one of them, because of the peculiar mental twist already acquired, will find he can win out.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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